22 9 / 2014

"My first book, Repetition, is coming out in Spring 2015, with Four Way Books. It is a memoir about the first time I lived in Paris, a number of years ago. Set in Paris and New York, the book chronicles a time of grief in my life, and how I came to the end of that time.  My literary friends during this time were Paul Celan and Gertrude Stein, both of whom lived and wrote in Paris for many years, and accompany me in my thoughts on my walks through the city, as I come to know the city. The book is the story of what happened to me after my father died, as told to someone I loved.” Read more in "Faculty Profile: Rebecca Reilly" on The New School’s blog. 

Visit fourwaybooks.com to take a look at our Fall 2014 titles.

22 9 / 2014

On Tuesday, September 30, at 5:30 pm, Kamilah Aisha Moon (She Has a Name) will be reading with A. Van Jordan at Rutgers Newark College of Arts and Sciences University College - Newark  in the Paul Robeson Campus Center (PRCC) (350 MLK Jr. Blvd.), Room 255-257, in Newark, NJ.

She Has a Name is available from Four Way Books

22 9 / 2014

On Tuesday, September 30, at 7 pm, Cynthia Cruz (Wunderkammer), Benjamin Miller (Without Compass), and Gregory Pardlo (Digest) will read for the Verdi Square Festival of the Arts Poetry Reading at First Republic Bank (2160 Broadway at 76th Street) in NYC. Visit this link to register in advance. 

Wunderkammer, Without Compass, and Digest are all available from Four Way Books

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22 9 / 2014

Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 23, at 7 pm, Rigoberto Gonzalez (Unpeopled Eden, winner of the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize and the 26th Annual Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry) will read at Elms College (291 Springfield Street) in Chicopee, MA.

Unpeopled Eden is available from Four Way Books

19 9 / 2014

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Tomorrow, Saturday, September 20, at 6 pm, Louise Mathias (The Traps) will read with Ben Mirov, and Sean Labrador Y Manzano, with music by tug gut: a solo show by Alyssa Lempesis, at Aggregate Space Gallery (801 W. Grand Avenue) in Oakland, CA. 

The Traps is available from Four Way Books

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On Tuesday, September 23, at 7 pm, Rigoberto Gonzalez (Unpeopled Eden, winner of the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize and the 26th Annual Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry) will be reading at Elms College (291 Springfield Street) in Chicopee, MA.

Unpeopled Eden is available from Four Way Books

For up-to-date information about Four Way Books author readings, visit our events page

18 9 / 2014

"I might have become paralyzed had I not understood what I had written, and why I knew I was on the right track." Read more of what Rigoberto Gonzalez (Unpeopled Eden, winner of the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize and the 26th Annual Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry) says about writing memoir in Essay Daily

Unpeopled Eden is available from Four Way Books

18 9 / 2014

This Saturday, September 20, at 6 pm, Louise Mathias (The Traps) will read with Ben Mirov, and Sean Labrador Y Manzano, with music by tug gut: a solo show by Alyssa Lempesis, at Aggregate Space Gallery (801 W. Grand Avenue) in Oakland, CA.

The Traps is available from Four Way Books

17 9 / 2014

This Saturday, September 20, at 6 pm, Louise Mathias (The Traps) will be reading with Ben Mirov and Sean Labrador Y Manzano at the Aggregate Space Gallery (801 W. Grand Avenue) in Oakland, CA. There will also be music by tug gut: a solo show by Alyssa Lempesis.

The Traps is available from Four Way Books.

17 9 / 2014

Tonight, Wednesday, September 17, at 6 pm, Benjamin Miller (Without Compass) will read with Colette Inez and Barbara Truncellito for the Perfect Sense Reading Series at Cornelia Street Cafe (29 Cornelia Street) in NYC, hosted by Alissa Heyman. Admission is $8, one drink included. 

Without Compass is available from Four Way Books

16 9 / 2014

Benjamin Miller (Without Compass) will be reading with Colette Inez and Barbara Truncellito for the Perfect Sense Reading Series at Cornelia Street Cafe tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17, at 6 pm. The reading will be hosted by Alissa Heyman. There will be an admission fee of $8 which will include a free drink. 

Without Compass is available from Four Way Books

16 9 / 2014

"…a collection that’s both mordantly funny and delightfully hopeless, as Cruz’s imagination roams between several nebenwelts (side-worlds) while indulging itself in fineries and miseries galore.” Read the full review here

Wunderkammer is one of Four Way Books’ Fall 2014 titles, which are all now available from fourwaybooks.com

12 9 / 2014

Brian Komei Dempster (Topaz, winner of the 2014 15 Bytes Poetry Prize) will be reading tomorrow, Saturday, September 13, at 1 pm, with Brynn Saito and a group of former camp prisoners (Jean Gize, Barbara Horiuchi, Kaz Iwahashi, Laurin and Arthur Mayeno, and Toru Saito) for the Collecting Nisei Stories Celebration/Intergenerational Reading in the Social Hall of Berkeley Methodist United Church (1710 Carelton Street) in Berkeley, CA. 

Topaz is available from Four Way Books.

 David J. Daniels (Clean, winner of the Four Way Books Intro Prize in Poetry) will be reading and signing books on Sunday, September 14, at 1 pm, in the literary tent at Boulder’s Pridefest (Boulder’s Central Park (13th and Canyon)) in Boulder, CO.

Clean is available from Four Way Books

12 9 / 2014

"Many of the poems in Churches, by Kevin Prufer, are full of fire, smoke, and broken glass. Their speakers often find themselves in a world figured as a womb of violence, forced to face—without the solace of religious abstraction, and often under the harshest of conditions—human mortality. Out of these wombs is born, for the reader, a necessity to contemplate the role of faith in our attempts to survive and understand the harm done to us by circumstances, or by others, but also to consider that the harms we suffer are often of our own doing. These poems frequently illustrate the failure of the coping mechanisms that we have come to rely upon in a post-Nietzschean world where religious faith is either absent, or, even worse, destructive.” Read the full review by Christopher Hornbacker in The Cafe Review here

Churches is available from Four Way Books

11 9 / 2014

This Saturday, September 13, at 1 pm, Brian Komei Dempster (Topaz, winner of the 2014 15 Bytes Poetry Prize) will read with Brynn Saito and a group of former camp prisoners (Jean Gize, Barbara Horiuchi, Kaz Iwahashi, Laurin and Arthur Mayeno, and Toru Saito), who have written their stories, for the Collecting Nisei Stories Celebration/Intergenerational Reading in the Social Hall of the Berkeley Methodist United Church (1710 Carelton Street) in Berkeley, CA.

Topaz is available from Four Way Books

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11 9 / 2014

"In the chaos, everything is transforming into something else. This combination of hard-hitting politics and surrealist technique creates powerful poems. What makes Gonzalez such an exemplary poet is that he makes his politics and his aesthetics work in tandem." If you want to read the full review by Steve Oinen in Rain Taxi Review of Books, the Fall 2014 issue is available for purchase here

Unpeopled Eden is available from Four Way Books, and the winner of the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize and the 26th Annual Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry.